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Language Barriers and Population Health

Thomas Bauer - March 14, 2017
The AMA wire featured an opinion on the critical need to provide qualified medical interpreters for patient who do not speak the same language as their health care team. Please remember language inte...
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CHWs Global population health language barriers Medical Interpretation Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models Rural settings Urban Settings Video remote interpretation
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110 Dead From Hunger in Past 48 Hours in Drought

Thomas Bauer - March 6, 2017
A severe drought threatens millions of people across Somalia resulting in over 100 deaths in over 48 hours. According to the attached article "Somalia was one of four regions singled out by the U...
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at risk populations Global population health violence
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Population Health in Rural Communities

Thomas Bauer - Feb. 6, 2017
Some believe population health can result in serious struggles for hospitals and health systems in rural areas of the United States. Some ask "Can they compete in this evolving health care environmen...
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Global population health Payment Models population health Rural communities rural healthcare Rural settings Value Based Care
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Medical Journal: Ethiopia Health Policy - Lessons learned

Thomas Bauer - Jan. 23, 2017
Omot Olok Dang, MPH published an article in lessons learned in addressing population health opportunities in Ethiopia.. The following are directly quoted from his conclusion. For the full article p...
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Global population health Health Literacy
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Homicides in America - A Population Health Epidemic

Thomas Bauer - Jan. 4, 2017
Chicago experience 762 murders in 2016 garnering much national attention. As staggering as this fact New Orleans, St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore and Newark all have a higher per-capita rate homicide ...
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CHWs Global population health Gun violence homicide murder Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models population health Rural settings Urban Settings violence
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Hospital partners with community to address gun violence in Chicago

Thomas Bauer - Dec. 22, 2016
Gun violence in Chicago has resulted in over 4,000 shootings resulting in more than 700 deaths. According to an article in Modern Health Care "The Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative began ...
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CHWs Global population health Gun violence Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models population health Rural settings Urban Settings violence
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Population Health drives Health System & Insurer partnerships

Thomas Bauer - Nov. 28, 2016
As the United States continues to address population health, partnerships like this one in Northwest Indiana are becoming common place. I invite you to discuss your thoughts on the postives and co...
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CHWs Global population health health care costs new partnerships Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models Rural settings Urban Settings
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Moving from Informed to engaged and activated... A discussion of Motivational Interviewing and Shared Decision Making

Thomas Bauer - Nov. 22, 2016
In the United States more than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese. More than 1 in 20 (6.3 percent) have extreme obesity. Almost 3 in 4 men (74 percent) are considered to be ...
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at risk populations CHWs clinical outcomes Global population health health outcomes Motivational interviewing Obesity patient activation Patient adherence Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models Rural settings Shared decision making Urban Settings weight loss
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The Opioid Crisis

Thomas Bauer - Oct. 25, 2016
The gravity of this population health issue will be addressed in a much deeper conversation on GHDonline. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control “More people died from drug o...
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Accidental death diversion Global population health Opioid crisis Prescription drug diversion
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Gun violence

Thomas Bauer - Oct. 5, 2016
Gun violence is a leading cause of premature death in the U.S. Nearly 30,000 people die each year due to gun violence and nearly 60,000 are injured. The issue of gun violence is complex and mult...
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CHWs Global population health Gun violence Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models Rural settings Safety Urban Settings
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A communities efforts to improve public health - Healthy Baltimore

Thomas Bauer - Sept. 8, 2016
According to the attached article Baltimore officials presented a 10-year plan that includes cutting youth homicides by 10 percent and disparities in obesity, smoking and heart-disease deaths by 15 pe...
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at risk populations Global population health Urban Settings
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A population health pioneer passes

Thomas Bauer - Aug. 22, 2016
Donald "D.A." Henderson led the international war on smallpox that resulted in its eventual eradication in 1980. This achievement was credited with saving tens of millions of lives. Henderson...
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at risk populations communicable disease Donald Henaderson Global population health smallpox
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Add the Zika Virus to the list ?

Thomas Bauer - Aug. 16, 2016
After recent flooding in Baton Rouge Louisiana the governor has asked for help to control the mosquito population for fear of an outbreak of the zika virus. Is this an unnecessary concern or pruden...
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Global population health zika virus
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Pokémon a possible solution to patient education and activation?

Thomas Bauer - Aug. 3, 2016
Pokémon has millions of individuals across the world up, active and engaged in the game. Can this type of technology help individuals successful learn about their health conditions, engage and rewar...
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CHWs Global population health motivation Obesity patient activation Patient Centered Medical Homes Patient Education Patient Engagement Payment Models Rural settings
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The Olympics as a possible means to spread the Zika virus

Thomas Bauer - May 12, 2016
As the world prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympics millions of people have begun to visit the city to prepare for, watch and clean-up after this sporting event. Despite efforts to contain the spread...
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at risk populations Global population health zika virus
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The decline of bees (pollinators) and possible impact on global health

Thomas Bauer - April 7, 2016
In a study published in Lancet found that the decline in pollinators could result in: • People in low-income countries could become newly deficient in vitamin A • A decline in pollinator servi...
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CHWs Global population health Malnutrition Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models Rural settings Urban Settings
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How are you using "fit bit" like technology to improve population or individual health?

Thomas Bauer - Feb. 10, 2016
The explosion of technology that monitors activity, daily food intake, heart rate and more have created the ability to become proactive in managing your health. However, integrating “non FDA approved...
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computer technology Global population health health technology
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Is Video Remote Interpreting a answer increase access for our LEP population ?

Thomas Bauer - Jan. 22, 2016
The number of people in the U.S. who speak a language other than English at home has nearly tripled over the past 30 years. Approximately 60.6 million people, or nearly one-in-five people in the U.S....
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Global population health LEP Most-at-risk populations Video remote interpretation
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Are population health efforts reducing the frequency of diabetes in the USA?

Thomas Bauer - Dec. 4, 2015
Peaking in 2009 with 1.7 million diagnoses a year of type 2 Diabetes, the number of new patients suffering from the disease decreased to 1.5 million in 2011 and 1.4 million in 2014. According to ...
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at risk populations Diabetes Global population health Patient Centered Medical Homes Rural settings Type 2 diabetes Urban Settings
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A neighborhood approach to Population Health

Thomas Bauer - Aug. 7, 2015
In a recent American Academy of Family Physicians Article (8/4) describes a neighborhood approach to population health. What is your reaction? What neighborhood approaches have you tried? Res...
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Global population health Most-at-risk populations